YorubaEdit

 
Àwọn ìlù bàtá pẹ̀lú ìyáàlù wọn
 
Ìyáàlù dùndún

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

ìyá (mother) +‎ ìlù (drum), literally Mother drum

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ìyáàlù

  1. The largest drum in any Yoruba ensemble of drums and with the lowest pitch. Each of the 4 families of drums among the Yoruba bàtá, dùndún, sákárà, and gbẹ̀du has the "mother drum."